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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/12/2021.

Pharmacy Secretary

Job Reference: 415-Z21-699

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£20,330 - £21,777 Per Annum Pro Rata

Band 3 Pharmacy Secretary, 30 hours per week

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and organised individual to join the Pharmacy Department reporting to the Chief Pharmacist. You will have excellent communication, and planning skills with an ability to work independently as well as within the pharmacy wider team.

Applicants should be self-motivated and have an ability to prioritise work with minimal supervision and be able to act on their own initiative.

The post holder will provide high quality secretarial and administrative support within the pharmacy department working collaboratively with a variety of colleagues. This will include organisation of meetings, preparing agendas, reports and taking concise minutes. You will be responsible for electronic diary management, managing and maintaining records in line with Trust policies and procedures and assist with smooth running of the pharmacy department.

The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate previous administrative experience and sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages to include Word, Outlook and Excel. A knowledge and experience of using databases would be an advantage.

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022. To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1stCOVID-19 vaccination by   3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.   

Closing Date: 12th December 2021

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are planning to formally join together in April 2022; subject to the necessary approvals from our Board, Governors and regulatory authorities. Over the last few years we have made good progress by working more closely together to tackle our shared challenges. However, both organisations believe that combining our strengths into a single organisation will put us in a stronger position to offer high quality, resilient services to the people of Devon now and in the future. Further information regarding the proposed NDHT and RD&E integration is available on each of the Trust websites.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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